Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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HTC One

HTC One
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

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Motorola Droid Maxx

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Price $350 to $490 at 3 stores $99 to $719 at 3 stores $199 at 1 store $0 to $219 at 3 stores $149 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date November 08, 2013 March 05, 2013 April 19, 2013 September 27, 2013 July 19, 2013
The Bottom Line Its reliable specs and availability on four carriers make the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini an easy-to-find midtier buy, but you should also compare the S4 Mini with its substantial competition. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. First-time smartphone buyers get a lot for a little with Samsung's year-old Galaxy S3 Mini, but keep in mind that this is no high-end performer. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 1.08 W/Kg
Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.71 W/Kg
0.32 W/Kg
Cellular technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
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Weight 3.88 oz
4.6 oz
5.04 oz
3.93 oz
5.89 oz
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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Service Provider Info unavailable T-Mobile
AT&T
AT&T
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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